I have been busy this summer. Busy doing things that needed to be done but left little time for what I really wanted to do which was to paint. Finally, I was able to spend a bit of time doing a simple watercolor. I wanted something bright to put on my mantel next to a net of seashells and a lantern with seashells and a candle. This fits nicely.
I titled it “I Want to be Where He Is.” I am longing for the beach and these wonderful albatrosses travel the world over from beach to beach and something I found to be amazing is they have been recorded as living over 50 years! Their wingspans range from 6.5 to 11 feet and there are two dozen species. There’s a National Geographic piece on the albatross here. Actually, there is a video on that site of a Laysan Albatross that was first tagged in 1956 and which returns every year to the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Definitely, a must-see if you love birds. She is 65 years old!
So now, you know more about the Albatross than you probably wanted to. So, enough chatter…here’s my bird.
Here’s hoping I get to a beach before summer is all gone! In the meantime, I plan to take more time to do what I love. I hope your summer has been filled with things you love.